Dead Ringer

4.7
500 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
We are a neighbourhood restaurant & bar in Sydney's Surry Hills, dedicated to Australian produce, wine, beer & cocktails.
We are located in a heritage townhouse just off Taylor Square at the axis of Paddington, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills with comfortable counter-top dining, a garden terrace and an intimate dining room, also available for private hire.
We are thrilled to have one of Australia’s most experienced chefs, Jamie Irving (previously Berta, Est, Pearl) heading up our kitchen. Together our goal is to champion the exceptional ingredients of this great continent through a changeable menu of sharing plates.
Our kitchen stays open throughout the day and late into every evening.

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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Set Menu

    A$75.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Take the stress out of ordering a la carte and dine from our special Valentine’s Day Set Menu with your loved one, with our kitchen’s carefully curated sharing style dishes - think fresh seafood, excellent quality meat and a great dessert to finish! We require 24 hours notice for dietary requirements - just leave a note in the booking requests.
  • Set Brunch Menu

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am we serve our boozy bottomless set brunch menu, an excellent restaurant lunch with nods to breakfast elements such as omelettes, tarts, plenty of seafood, salads and house-made pastries. You are welcome to add our bottomless drinks options on the day, but if you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in the booking message.
  • Feed Me Set Menu

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our Feed Me Set Menu is the perfect way to dine at Dead Ringer. Four courses, all our favourites and all designed for sharing. Let us make the decisions for you - we can cater to all dietary requirements with 24 hours notice, just leave a message in the booking requests!

Offers

  • Drinks Booking

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Just after a table for pre-dinner drinks or late night cocktails? We’ve got you covered.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 500 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, and helped to ensure we had a great surprise birthday party. Could not have Gone any better!

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ROBR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Thee fixed menu same dishes as a few months ago. Cheaper house wines would be very beneficial

Dead Ringer
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Rob, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback! We're in the middle of changing our dinner menu - pop back in a few weeks and see what's new! Cheers!

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Anna
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great bottomless brunch. The second your glass is empty it’s being filled before you even notice. Lovely staff, nice selection of dishes, perfect amount of food. Covid precautions well executed.

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SophieA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food still fantastic, service still outstanding!! This place never disappoints.

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JenniferH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. Took some new friends and now they love it too.

Drinks, service and food were great and we had an outside table on a balmy evening so what more could we ask for?

Have been going to DR since it opened and both food and service are ALWAYS consistent. Where do they find such lovely staff?? They can NEVER take creamed almonds off the menu.

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Jess
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great as the staff were attentive and friendly! Would recommend and go back for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Same usual excellence from the ‘feed me’ option. One of the best dining experiences in Sydney.

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LoukaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Great drinks, delicious food and friendly staff. Will be back....

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RebeccaH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. I really recommend the set menu.

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ChicaLunar
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely birthday celebration! The goat cheese plate is amazing!

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AmritK
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience . Nice cozy, attentive waitress, set menu was fantastic.
Definitely one of the best

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AndrewB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly and knowledgeable staff esp. with wine selection, quality share dishes, great ambience - perfect for a date

JH
JodieH
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Dead Ringer is up there with my favourite restaurants in Sydney, both for great-tasting delicious dishes and ambiance. Always love coming back here, the Feed Me menu is a must - great value, and so much food!

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AnastasiaB
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch and lovely service. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked a table for 2 on a Friday night, but was sat at the bar. So glad we did! Dom was a fantastic bartender, making excellent suggestions for both cocktails and food menu items.
Drinks were amazing... highly recommend Gordon’s breakfast or senor spicy pants. For food 2 of us shared 1/2 dozen oysters, 1/2 shell scallops, pan seared swordfish and the steak with chimichurri. Each dish was perfect, steak was the highlight!
The restaurant was busy without feeling crowded, and had a warm inviting ambience.
Will definitely be making this a regular spot!

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AmberJ
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Table of 7 for a friend's bday, had a table on the terrace & everything could not have gone better. Food is delicious, service is smooth, not cheap but worth it.

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PamM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this place..especially the wine list. Cocktail was superb.

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Timd
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

My first time here all round great experience interesting wines by glass food was delicious well presented and came out at good pace. We sat in the window and I was disappointed to see guests smoking electric cigarette at table. But I would return

Dead Ringer
Responded on 17 December 2020

Hi Tim! Thanks for your kind words. Like all restaurants serving food outdoors, guests aren't allowed to smoke e-cigarettes or vapes at the table, but sometimes it's really hard to catch! Hope this didn't spoil your experience and we'd love to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and food..Get the set menu, they’ll do all the heavy lifting :)

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Lindy
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was great till we got the bill as we weren't made aware that having prosecco was dearer (bottomless brunch)and they dont accept cash. Some only had cash on them so others had to pay. They should tell you up front. Otherwise couldnt fault it.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 17 December 2020

Hey Lindy! Sorry to hear that you weren't aware that we didn't accept cash. Like many venues, we have elected to be a cashless venue to help us comply better with regulations imposed on us. Our prosecco and mimosas are priced differently on the menu, but thanks for your feedback on this - we've made it extra clear now. Thanks for your kind words - we'd love to have you again!

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Ivyresidents
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Feed Me banquet was delicious for our group of 6 - loved it. Service is always friendly & efficient. Great sitting outside. Look forward to next visit.

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ElleK
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was top notch and food was incredible. We had the feed me set menu for 6 people and the portions were just right. Personal favourite was the sticky date pudding - yummmm!

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CHCA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice venue for a quick drink if you can get a table outside.

Dead Ringer
Responded on 17 December 2020

Hey! Sorry you didn't have the best time here, we'd love to hear why you only gave us 3 stars! Could you email me directly? Adam General Manager adam@deadringer.wtf

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GustavoC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service ever! Great and super friendly staff! We’ll return for sure!

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SophieA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting this little gem. Food was fantastic along with outstanding friendly service. Will be going back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The Feed Me menu was delicious and filling. Highly recommended.

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IleshP
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Attentive service. Good value for money

JH
JenniferH
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I'm a local and go there for a couple of starters that I love, on my way home or a quick catch up with friends. Can't ever ever go wrong. Perfect each time

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RebeccaO
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dead Ringer was truly exceptional. The food was impeccable, the staff were warm, friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere hit exactly the right balance between fine dining and inviting. 100% would recommend this too anyone, especially the hangar steak.

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Yummy food, staff very attentive would recommend. Will be back

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Dani
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff with great smiles, tasty very nicely presented dishes, food is yummy, most is or can be done GF, thats great! Nice restaurant, nice ambiance and restrooms are very pretty and clean, attention to details.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fantastic place to chill and catch up with excellent light food and a delicious drink offering. Perfect on the front communal tables for an intimate or group catch up rain hail or shine.
Very prompt and friendly service and a fab location and people watching too. Recommend the tasting menu and if I had to choose one... Gnocchi 🤤🙏🏼😘

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. Food was perfect and so was the service. Ambience was great for a date or catch up with friends.
I will be going back for sure. Thank you!

DG
vipDebG
Canberra / ACT
13 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great variety and quality of food, good wine selection and great service

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JacquelineB
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All food we had was of excellent taste an quality and vegans and GF were well-catered for. Staff was knowledgeable on the menu. I couldn't really drink on the night, but the cocktail list looks fabulous. Can't wait to come back!

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jeny
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so delicious, the staff were so helpful and the best value at $50 for brunch! The quality of the food, from the freshness to the skill in complimenting the flavours, was something you’d find being served by a hatted chef. Loved the drinks, from the mimosa to the rose. Thanks for a fabulous time!

DB
DavidB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed the total experience - first time but not the last. Thank you.

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AoifeG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really really fun spot, we sat outside, group of six. Were so well looked after and just really enjoyed our afternoon there!

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LivvyC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the bottomless brunch with mimosa spritzers, they went down so nicely! The staff was fantastic, very friendly and proficient. The food was delicious, would 10/10 go back!

FAQs

Dead Ringer is rated 4.7 stars by 500 OpenTable diners.

Dead Ringer does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftup.app/place-order/5d0fa21a-0dc3-4fba-a0af-c6fb12117592?platform=Hosted.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.